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S&P 500 ESG Index ETF

A low-cost ETF based on the S&P 500® ESG Index, that aims to provide access to US large-cap stocks and integrates environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations.


Why this ETF?

The S&P 500® ESG Index ETF is designed to provide a risk and return similar to the benchmark the S&P 500, making this ETF suitable as a core US portfolio holding, and to enable investors to bring ESG considerations to investing.

There are many roads to a better world

The underlying Index is a broad-based, market-cap-weighted index that excludes companies involved in tobacco, controversial weapons², thermal coal, as well as companies with low ESG scores for their sector, while still providing investors the same broad sector exposure as a traditional index. It is designed for investors wishing to integrate ESG factors into their core investments, while not straying far from the overall profile of the S&P 500 Index. 

Grading the index:

What’s in, what’s out

Mona Naqvi, Senior Director, ESG Indices, S&P Dow Jones Indices, explains how the index grades companies for inclusion in the S&P 500 ESG Index.